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Dr. Jeffrey Jacoby Attends Advanced Spine Surgery Course

Dr. Jeffrey Jacoby recently attended an advanced spine surgery course in San Diego, California.  The course focused on a minimally-invasive surgical procedure called "X-LIF", or "extreme lateral interbody fusion".   This is a cutting-edge surgical technique which provides the surgeon with access to the lumbar spine through a small 2 inch incision.    

An advanced spinal monitoring system is typically utilized during the procedure, thereby minimizing the risk of neurologic injury during X-LIF.  Since this procedure is minimally invasive, patients can typically go home the very next day after surgery.  In contrast, the average stay after lumbar spine surgery through a tradition surgical approach is 3-5 days.